Regional Finance Manager


£55,000 per annum


Regional Finance Manager – Finance Business Partner

Fresh People are currently recruiting for a Regional Finance Manager for a Global Fresh Produce Leader who caters for the Wholesale Markets based around the Bristol location covering the Cardiff , Bristol and Southampton branches . Working closely with the Branch & Finance Head you will be required to maximize the commercial opportunities and identify risks and opportunities within the region for this client. This is a hybrid working role 1 day from home and 4 days at the sites in your region

The Person

A Qualified Accountant preferably CIMA would be considered , with experience in the Fresh Produce Industry , ideally would have Management Accounting experience within a FMCG manufacturing environment, have previous experience of Forecasting, Commercial Analysis with demonstrable experience of process improvement and stakeholder management with advanced Excel skills with the ability to build strong business relationships.


  • Proactive Finance Business Partner providing support, challenge and insight to the Branch Managers and Regional Directors
  • To deliver timely, accurate & relevant financial information & analysis to key stakeholders including monthly and quarterly forecasts, Annual budgets, Variance analysis, KPI’s and Ad-hoc analysis to drive business performance
  • Identifying risks and opportunities to enable delivery of the targets
  • Develop, rigorously challenge, and question the budget/forecast assumptions and KPIs
  • Provision of the Monthly Review Packs and participation in the Monthly Branch Review Meeting
  • Identify and explain business performance variances and recommendations for improvements
  • Consignment reconciliation, analysis, and challenge
  • Margin management through analysis and challenge
  • Develop and understand distribution cost reporting & KPI’s
  • Benchmarking performance across locations
  • Monitor new business performance and profitability
  • Monthly accruals, prepayments, and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Attend monthly stock takes
  • Maintain strong financial controls across all areas
  • Support the Head of Finance as required through analysis and project activity


  • Working in accordance with SOX internal control framework to minimise risk and ensure transparency
  • Ensure that all company policies and statutory requirements are adhered to
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors
  • Ensuring tasks are evidenced and saved in accordance with delegation of authority matrix in timely manner
  • Ensure segregation of duties within branches are aligned with control framework


  • Flexible team player who can help change behaviour both by compelling nature of analysis and by working closely with colleagues to drive improvements
  • Demonstrates a sense of personal ownership, is results driven and has a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Enthusiasm and tenacity to strive for continuous improvement
  • Ability to adapt quickly in changing environments
  • The ability to prioritise and effectively manage time
  • Ability to build relationships across all levels of the business cross functionally.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Comfortable being the only Finance person within the region

If you feel this role is suited to your current skillset then we would like to hear from you today , don’t delay get in touch for this amazing career opportunity


Ruth Counsell